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  • He and the Old Man were no longer in the shipyards, and the people surrounding them were not Starfleet emergency-evacuation personnel.


  • To Nog, it almost sounded as if Karon expected that he and the Old Man might be persuaded never to return to Utopia Planitia.


  • NOG JUMPED in front of the Old Man to block whatever weapons the Romulans might have, but before he could do anything else, the ribbon-like discharge from a polywave disruptor smeared across his chest.


  • Only then did Nog realize that the Old Man was naked, his sharp skeleton painfully evident through nearly translucent, thin skin.


  • “My word,” the Old Man said, as he half-stumbled from the pad.


  • For example, the International Shylocks wanted the diamond mines of South Africa -- wanted them more firmly governed and less firmly taxed than could be arranged with the Old Man of the Boers.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • Nog looked away from the Old Man as his ears picked up a distant, high-pitched whistle, something he doubted any hew-mon would be able to hear.


  • The Bedouins do not believe in Mahomet, but they follow the law of Ali, who was Mahomet's uncle, and so obey the Old Man of the Mountain, the same who maintains the Assassins.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • He had already conferred with Starfleet Medical on this: The Old Man was in the secondary stages of Irumodic Syndrome, a degenerative disorder linked to a progressive and incurable deterioration of the synaptic pathways.


  • Fleet Admiral Jean-Luc Picard—the beloved Old Man to his staff—joined in the laughter.



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